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Tax Evasion and Development Finance: Strengthening Global Action

April 17, 2015 | 13:00 ET, 17:00 GMT

As law enforcement agencies continue to crack-down on international tax evaders to promote transparency in the global financial system, a lot more needs to be done to ensure that financing for development efforts are not impacted. The negative impact of tax evasion on domestic resources is best expressed by the development challenges that many countries continue to face. A combination of policy interventions and strong political can create space for new mechanisms in support of combating tax evasion, promoting transparency and increasing domestic resources for development financing.

Speakers

Minister of Finance, Indonesia / Development Committee Chair

Assistant Dean for Field Placement, The George Washington University Law School

Ambassador to the United States, Peru

Executive Director, International Operations Criminal Investigation

Minister of Taxation, Denmark

Minister for Trade and Development Cooperation, Denmark

Director General, Norad

Integrity Vice President, World Bank Group